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St. Maarten has a new government, after a controversy over post-Performance

The government of the Dutch part of Sint Maarten on Sunday, of the cases, and on Monday, a new government will be formed, reporting in the local media. Two of the members of parliament were dissatisfied with the restoration, after the tempest, the Sound of their confidence in the old government resigned, and now we are in the new, coalition, left the house.

The new coalition will be formed by the parties of the National Alliance (NA), and the United St Maarten y (US y), and two independent members of parliament . The coalition of nine of the fifteen seats in the parliament and a tiny majority.

The two independent members of parliament, Luc Mercelina and Chanel Brownbill took the Sunday off for the party, the United Democrats, which the majority are lost and the government fell. They are said to put their trust in the party following disagreements with the prime minister Leona Marlin-Romeo about the post-hurricane Boom. Two years ago, it was destroyed by the hurricane, a large part of the island.

“There is now a broad-based coalition is formed of like-minded representatives of the people of Sint Maarten, on the first place”, what the US is y, in a statement.

This is the tenth, is the government of Sint Maarten, in the ten-year period of time.

It remained unclear what this will mean for the Dutch and other donor funding

William Marlin, former prime minister and leader of the National Alliance, is also included in the new government. Marlin stepped in 2017 on the prime minister, because he did not consent, wanted to be bound by the terms of which have been made available to the 550 million euros of emergency funding that is available and suggested.

At this time, the Dutch state secretary of kingdom relations, mr Raymond Knops on the island. On Monday, he said the NRC does not know whether the government is in the best interests of the people of Sint Maarten. It is not yet clear what will be the impact of the introduction of the new government, and the donor funding it has.

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